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Extraordinarily splendid

Just under one year ago, Apple shocked the computing world with a 9.7-inch touchscreen tablet that few truly expected.

Some called the original Apple iPad a large-format iPhone. Others berated the name and made jokes that were not remotely funny.

The early reviews were marginal at best – we handed the device a solid four stars. Technical folks decried the lack of Adobe Flash and the missing cameras.

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Now, 60,000 apps later (according to Apple, who counts every conceivable option) and just a few weeks after the first real Android 3.0 tablet contender hit the streets (Motorola Xoom), the iPad 2 has sauntered onto the playing field.

You can check out TechRadar's iPad 2 review video below:

Some expected pure gold: a tablet that runs as fast as a laptop and weighs less than a newspaper

Yet, the reality with the iPad 2 is that Apple has taken an iterative approach. In many ways, the iPad 2 is a crowd pleaser because it does not rock the boat.

At 241mm tall, 186mm wide, and 8.6mm thick, the iPad 2 is just a hair smaller than the original iPad and it's thinner than the iPhone 4. It has a curved edge that makes it look a bit more 'space age' and, surprisingly, easier to grasp because you can curve your fingers more easily around the bezel.

The most dramatic change is the weight. At 680 grams, the iPad 2 is 80g lighter than the first iPad. That is about the same weight as a juicy red apple (curious, eh?). Yet, in using the device, it feels strangely lighter than it really is.

Apple has made a second-gen iPad that feels lighter and more nimble, and its newfound mobility means it has lost the annoying heft of the original model.

Meanwhile, the Motorola Xoom, at 730 grams, now feels like the tank that it is. (More about that later, because we do prefer the speedy processor on the Xoom that handles 3D maps and games.)

One other observation about the design: compared to the iPhone 4, the iPad 2 feels a bit more like a plastic plate (the back is actually metal) as though it really needs a protective case. Part of the reason for this 'cheap plastic' impression is that the device is one-third thinner than the original and 15 per cent lighter.

Overall, the design is a stunner – it's brilliant. The aesthetics are much improved, although not everything about the iPad 2 is so equally impressive.
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An amazing piece of kit that's fun and easy to use.

Wow... From the sleek design, to the superb user interface, the iPad 2 really is a smart piece of kit.

Not a huge improvement on the original (unless you really want to Face Time people), but if you don't already have an iPad, then you should invest in the iPad 2.

The lightness and size make this ideal for taking out and about with you, though the same can be said of other tablet products. What really makes the iPad stand out is its reliability and the number of fantastic free apps out there which mean you don't have to spend any more of your hard earned cash to get even more fun stuff on the device.

Yes, at £399 its a pricey bit of kit, but you wont be disappointed in your investment.

I'm no tech/geek freak... just someone who likes things simple, clear and easy to use. The Apple iPad is all these things and more.
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Good condition

Does the job.

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really pleased

This was a good purchase of a tip top product at a competitive price. Early days in finding my way around but very pleased so far with the purchase and would recommend others to purchase with confidence.Read full review...

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Excellent device for email and internet use, very convenient device should have got one sooner.

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I pad

Good value looks like new unmarked.

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Great product

Would buy again from this supplier

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I pad

Certainly a good buy very pleased with it

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Good buy and good price

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